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Church Picnic
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Celebrate Labor Day with a BBQ at Prince William Forest Park.
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Many Members, One Body
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Meeting in the Br. Juniper Room.
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Holy Hour with Benediction
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
First Friday with Mass celebrated at 12:00 noon.
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Travel Presentation / Southern Italy and Sicily
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Meeting in the St. Catherine Room.
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Baptismal Preparation Class
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Meeting in the Br. Juniper Room.
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Adult Scripture Study
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Meeting in the St. Catherine Room.
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Care-Givers Support Group
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Join us in the St. Catherine Room.
Senior Lunch Bunch
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Join us in the St. Catherine Room.
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Adult Scripture Study
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Meeting in the St. Catherine Room.
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Risk Jesus 2014
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Join Bishop Loverde and fellow Catholics at the Hylton Memorial Chapel, 14640 Potomac Mills Road in Woodbridge.
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Fraternity: Foundation and Pathway to Peace
06:45 PM - 10:00 PM
Join us in the Parish Center Dining Hall and Gymnasium. Light refreshments prior to starting at 7:15 pm.
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Care-Givers Support Group
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Care-Givers Support Group
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Join us in the St. Catherine Room.
Senior Lunch Bunch
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Senior Lunch Bunch
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Join us in the St. Catherine Room.
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Welcome

Welcome to Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Triangle, Virginia. We are a Catholic faith community that seeks to live the Gospel through the celebration of Franciscan Spirituality amidst a diverse, ever-changing global culture. We welcome you to join us as we seek to deepen our experience of God's love.

If you are new to the area and would like to make St. Francis of Assisi your home parish, please be sure to complete a parish registration and bring it to the office during your next visit. Please, visit our parish registration page for more information.

 



 

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NEWS & UPDATES
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry at St. Francis of Assisi parish is a one-to-one lay caregiving ministry. Do you feel a calling to care for others who are hurting?

Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry at St. Francis of Assisi parish is a one-to-one lay caregiving ministry. Do you feel a calling to care for others who are hurting?

Stephen Ministry is named for Stephen, one of the first seven laypeople called by the church to assist the apostles in caring for others (you can read Stephen's story in Acts 6 and 7). Stephen Ministry is truly ministry - that is, service to others and caring for others in Jesus' name. Do you desire the personal joy that comes from sharing Christ's love with others in need? In November, we will begin training members of our parish to serve as Stephen Ministers. To learn more about Stephen Ministry, please speak to Kathy Walker at 703.221.4312 or stop by the Stephen Ministry information table after any of the Masses the weekend of September 20th and 21st.
 
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Program
There is still time to become a part of the RCIA program!

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Program
There is still time to become a part of the RCIA program!

If you or someone you know is interested in receiving any of the Catholic sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation), please contact Lisa Ostendorf at lostendorf@stfrncis.org or 703.221.4044, ext. 277. RCIA sponsors needed - sponsoring a RCIA Candidate/Catechumen is a unique opportunity to share your faith. If you are a confirmed Catholic and are interested in sharing the journey with those seeking full initiation, please contact Fr. Kevin at frkevin@stfrncis.org or 703.221.4044.
 
Fraternity: Foundation and Pathway to Peace
Please join us as we host In the Spirit of Assisi, "Fraternity: Foundation and Pathway to Peace".

Fraternity: Foundation and Pathway to Peace
Please join us as we host In the Spirit of Assisi, "Fraternity: Foundation and Pathway to Peace".

As we participate in interfaith dialogue, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, and Muslim women consider Pope Francis' 2014 World Day of Prayer message about the family and world peace. This event is sponsored by the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. Join us on Sunday, September 28th at 6:45 pm in the Parish Center Dining Hall & Gymnasium. Light refreshments prior to starting at 7:15 pm.
 
Risk Jesus 2014
This is a unique opportunity to renew and deepen your faith at an exciting event close to home.

Risk Jesus 2014
This is a unique opportunity to renew and deepen your faith at an exciting event close to home.

Join Bishop Paul S. Loverde and fellow Catholics on Saturday, September 27th from 9:00 - 4:00 pm at the Hylton Memorial Chapel (14640 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA), for a day of witness, testimonials and music at this diocesan evangelization conference and accept the challenge to invite a friend! Tickets are only $10 per person, including lunch, if purchased through St. Francis of Assisi parish before September 10th. Please provide your contact information and dietary restrictions to John Habel at jhabel@stfrncis.org to register.
 
Franciscan Action and Advocacy
Consider putting your faith into action in our Christ-centered justice ministry - in harmony with the Scriptures, social teaching of the Catholic Church, and enthusiastically Franciscan!

Franciscan Action and Advocacy
Consider putting your faith into action in our Christ-centered justice ministry - in harmony with the Scriptures, social teaching of the Catholic Church, and enthusiastically Franciscan!

Our Anti-Human Trafficking Legislative Advocacy Subcommittee is meeting Wednesday, September 3rd at 7:00 pm (contact Rob for meeting location details). Our V.O.I.C.E Team is meeting Sunday, September 7th at 10:00 am in the Br. Juniper Room. Our Anti-Human Trafficking Committee is meeting Wednesday, September 10th at 7:00 pm in the Grade 6 classroom. Our Respect Life Committee is meeting Saturday, September 20th at 11:45 am in the St. Catherine Room. All are welcome to these meetings! We also have opportunities in the following areas: care for creation, multicultural ministries, our Fair Trade Global Bazaar, Franciscan Holy Name Province Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) efforts, community outreach, diocesan efforts, interfaith dialogue, communications, formation, council leadership, internships, and much more. For more information and become involved in justice/advocacy, please visit the FA&A webpage under Our Ministries from the parish website homepage or contact Rob Goraieb, O.F.S. at rgoraieb@stfrncis.org or 703.22.4978, ext.228.
 
Discovering Christ
ChristLife is a lay Catholic ministry established in 1995 in response to the Church's call to a New Evangelization.

Discovering Christ
ChristLife is a lay Catholic ministry established in 1995 in response to the Church's call to a New Evangelization.

Their vision is to equip Catholics for the essential work of evangelization so that others might come to know personally the love of God through Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit, becoming his followers and members of the Church. Discovering Christ will be presented at St. Francis of Assisi beginning in October. Participants in this 7 week series will meet on Friday evenings to enjoy dinner, listen to a dynamic teaching and join in a small group discussion about the meaning of life in Jesus Christ. For more information, please contact Sheila Noble at snoble@stfrncis.org.
 
Prison Ministry
Prison Ministry
Prison Ministry The Kairos Program is a prison ministry which involves screened volunteers visiting and interacting with those who are incarcerated. The purpose is to build a Christian community internal to the prison. This September 22nd - 25th, we have two parishioners who will be visiting at the Powhatan Correctional Center. Please offer your support in the following manner: 1)Bake cookies - given the environment, the requirements are specific and will be explained by our two volunteers. 2) Prayer Wheel/Chain - Intercessory prayer is powerful for those incarcerated as well as their families. The intent is to develop a listing of names from our parish who will offer their prayers. If you can support either of these expressions of love, please contact Dennis Fargo at 703.472.5518 or John Cipparone at 603.512.9680 by September 15th to provide coordination.
Sponsor RE Students
Sponsor RE Students
Sponsor RE Students Please consider sponsoring a child to participate in Religious Education. The fee for the year is $100 for the first child, $50 for the second and $50 for the third child in a family. The total fees can really add up and are beyond what some of our fellow parishioners can pay at this time. Thank you for your generously offering assistance. Donations may be made in the RE office or through the catch-all box in the vestibule. RE classes begin September 21st.
Senior Lunch Bunch
Senior Lunch Bunch
Senior Lunch Bunch Calling Seniors of all ages! Please join us for our Lunch Bunch on September 18th at 12:30 pm in the St. Catherine Room as we meet Fr. John Alderson and journey with a Friar! Bring a brown bag lunch, dessert and beverages will be provided.
Rosary Guild
Rosary Guild
Rosary Guild The Rosary Guild meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Please join us in the St. Catherine Room from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. All are welcome. For more information, please call 703.221.2517.
Annual Francis Fest
Annual Francis Fest
Annual Francis Fest Our Annual Francis Fest is scheduled for Sunday, October 5th from 1:00-5:00 pm on the parish grounds. Great food, activities for all ages, entertainment and camaraderie guaranteed! Seeking your unwanted treasures and extra wine for the tag sale and wine wheel. These two events are very popular and help to offset the cost of the festival. Many volunteers are needed to serve as set-up and clean-up crews, as well as assist in the various activities during the festival. For further information or to volunteer, please call Maureen Deutermann at 703.203.2752.
55 & Over Craft Show
55 & Over Craft Show
55 & Over Craft Show Are you 55 or over? Do you do needlepoint, quilting, photography, stamping, painting, sculpting, sewing, stained glass, woodworking, or any other craft you would like to show off to the parish? As part of our Annual Francis Fest on October 5th, we will again be having a 55 and Over Craft Show where you can present your crafts and sell them if you wish. We will provide the space, and ask only if you do choose to sell your craft, that you donate a portion of the profits back to the parish. Each year the show has been more and more successful, and we would like to include even more crafters this year. Please call or email Jeanne Mitcho with questions, or to request space at 703.670.8039 or rmitcho@comcast.net. Table space is limited so don't delay!
Care Givers Support Group
Care Givers Support Group
Care Givers Support Group Did you know that if family caregiving was an industry, with 25 million workers and a $200 billion payroll, it would be the biggest single employer in the country? Join others providing this important support to loved ones by attending our Care-Givers Support Group at 9:30 am on September 18th in the St. Catherine Room.
Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer Please join us for Centering Prayer each Tuesday 1:00 - 2:00 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the church. All are welcome.
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry Jesus said, "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." This is one of the teachings that are used in Stephen Ministry... Let a Stephen Minister help with your burden. Please call Kathy Walker at 703.221.4312 for more information.
Adult Scripture Study
Adult Scripture Study
Adult Scripture Study Uncover the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience during the Mass. "A Biblical Walk Through the Mass" is a 5 session adult Bible Study program meeting here in our parish on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, beginning September 17th, in the St. Catherine Room. Please contact Brian Bobick to register at brianbobick@verizon.net or 202.486.7293.

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